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Episode 427: Christine Markatos


Christine Markatos heads a residential design studio founded in 2005, is best described as an imaginative union of modern and classical influences where elegant rooms are enlivened with a fresh mixture of pattern, color and texture. It is Markatos’ training in drawing, sculpture and printmaking, that serve as the groundwork for her aesthetic inclinations. She brings a unique artistic perspective to each interior she designs and her passion for detail is showcased in sophisticated spaces customized to enhance her clients’ lifestyles.

A survey of Christine Markatos’ work shows an elegant, serene and always interesting collection of images.  Making use of vibrant yet neutral palates, natural materials and striking art, Markatos manages to singularly hone in on a unique combination of her clients’ actual lifestyles – as well as dream interiors.

Christine Markatos’ work spans the nation with major projects in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii. Each design is customized to answer the needs of the individual homeowner, while remaining appropriate to scale and setting. Current projects include an estate in Santa Monica, a residence at the Four Seasons at Hualalai, a Greenwich Village duplex, and the new Katharine Kidd Boutique – a Los Angeles retail showcase for the eponymous fashion designer.

Prior to starting her practice, Markatos spent twelve years working for top-tier design firms across the country including Peter Marino Architect, Michael S. Smith and The Wiseman Group. The influence of these mentors, her artistic training and continual study of the decorative arts informs her distinctive point of view.

Christine Markatos received her B.A. in Studio Art from Trinity College and an M.F.A in Sculpture from the Art and Architecture School at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband and two children.

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